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Taliban kill 15 at Afghan army base in Kandahar

22 min 39 sec ago
Attack happens days after the militants stormed another military base in the same area.

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

24 min 52 sec ago
Parents could be fined up to €2,500 for not getting their children vaccinated, amid a measles surge.

Sea lion girl treated for risk of 'seal finger' infection

33 min 44 sec ago
The girl dragged into water by a sea lion in Canada suffered a 10cm wound, her father says.

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

1 hour 47 sec ago
Gunmen opened fire on the bus in Minya province, south of Cairo, as it headed to a church.

Marawi fighting: Foreign fighters 'among militants' in Philippine city

3 hours 16 min ago
It is a rare admission by authorities that local jihadists are working with international groups.

Australian indigenous leaders call for formal 'voice', path to treaty

3 hours 41 min ago
A historic summit calls for a formal body to represent Australia's first inhabitants in parliament.

Oil price falls despite deal to extend output cut

4 hours 26 min ago
The deal to extend output cuts agreed by energy ministers in Vienna fails to impress financial markets.

Gianforte wins vote despite 'assault' row

6 hours 31 min ago
US Republican Greg Gianforte, accused of 'body slamming' a reporter, wins special congressional election in Montana

Man stabbed to death in Vietnam karaoke row

6 hours 51 min ago
A man fatally stabbed another guest at a wedding after being mocked for his singing performance.

Greek statue removed in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry

7 hours 12 min ago
Bangladeshi Islamist groups said the statue of Themis - the goddess of justice - hurt religious sentiment.

Can fish skin help treat burns?

7 hours 19 min ago
Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.

Trump readies for 'robust' G7 summit in Sicily

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:41
Leaders of the world's major economies will discuss trade, security and climate change.

India to open longest bridge on China border

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:37
The 9.15km bridge connects the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh with Assam in north-east India.

SOS mystery in remote Western Australia stumps police

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:30
A distress signal spotted in a remote region prompts fears that someone could be missing.

Shifting tongues

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:19
John Kerry joked about Americans learning Russian, but global politics do influence languages studied.

'Magic air'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:24
Foreign climbers and Sherpas on Mount Everest are concerned about the increasing theft of oxygen bottles from high camps.

'Saint of soccer'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:13
How English footballer Stanley Matthews conquered Ghana

Schapelle saga

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:02
Australians have been transfixed by Schapelle Corby's case for years - now she is heading home.

Africa's week in pictures: 19 - 25 May 2017

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:50
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

'Fast Eddie'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:46
Eddie Maher went on the run after driving off with £1.2m in a Securicor van. Remarkably, he kept it up for 19 years taking a wife and children from one US city to another.

Following in Gene Kelly's steps

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:29
The Strictly finalist stars in a new version of the Hollywood classic On The Town.

Kushner 'under FBI scrutiny' in Russia investigation - US sources

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:58
Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is under FBI scrutiny as part of the Russia probe, media report.

US academic Ted Malloch will not be EU envoy - US officials

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:35
EU sceptic Ted Malloch never was a candidate, officials in Washington say.

Paradise in the Med

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:54
Malta has tried to shake off claims it is the "Panama of the EU" - but the EU is worried about its tax system.

Chinese football clubs face 100% foreign player tax

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:48
China's football authority wants a 100% tax on loss-making clubs that sign foreign players.

'How can I trust her?'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:43
A popular Chinese soap gets people talking about whether chastity is still a big deal for modern women.

Scientists warn about Vietnam pig's blood delicacy

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:34
In Vietnam, raw pig's blood is a well-known delicacy - but there are serious health risks.

Mark Zuckerberg gets Harvard degree after dropping out

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:13
The Facebook founder told millennials to create a world 'where everyone has a sense of purpose'.

Deadly wildfires sweep Siberia

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:08
Three people have been killed and hundred of homes destroyed as Russia declares a state of emergency.

Not a calamity

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:31
Not a warm meeting, but not a dire one - while Mr Obama has fun nearby.

Gaza Palestinians: Hamas kills three 'collaborators'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:49
Three men are put to death in the Gaza Strip for the killing of a Hamas leader in March.

Norway Bank releases fishy music video

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:30
Here's how Norway is celebrating its fishy new bank note.

Juno peers below Jupiter's clouds

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:09
Scientists say the Solar System's biggest planet is showing itself to be far more complex than anyone thought.

Trump pushes past Montenegro’s PM

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:58
Speaking to Nato leaders in Brussels, the US president also called for alliance members to pay more.

Pregnant teenager banned from graduation ceremony

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:45
The parents of a pregnant teenager branded "immoral" and barred from her school graduation ceremony plan their own event.

Wisconsin car thief did not expect woman to do this

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:42
Melissa Smith was filling up her car when the thief jumped in her car and tried to drive away.

Fox's Sean Hannity loses advertisers after conspiracy theory

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:41
At least five companies have pulled ads after Sean Hannity's perpetuation of a conspiracy theory.

Fawn saved from New Jersey sewer by 'Deer Whisperer' officer

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:26
A distressed fawn trapped in a New Jersey storm drain is rescued by a uniformed friend of the animal kingdom.

Indian acid-attack bride finds love from a wrong number

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:25
The survivor said finding love after 17 operations felt like a miracle.

Blast in car injures Greek ex-PM

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:08
Greek ex-prime minister Lucas Papademos injured by blast inside his car in Athens

US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq's Mosul

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:04
US Central Command said the strike detonated explosives that militants had placed in the building.

Manchester attack: Trump on 'depths of evil'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:06
US President Donald Trump pays tribute to the "beautiful lives" lost in Monday's bomb attack.

Brazil protests: Temer revokes decree deploying troops in Brasilia

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:42
Soldiers had been ordered on to the streets of Brasilia as anti-government protests worsened.

Manchester attack: Top US diplomat condemns media leaks

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:10
The most senior US diplomat in the UK says media leaks are "reprehensible" and they will be stopped.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson calls poverty a 'state of mind'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:42
The outspoken housing secretary's linking of poverty to a "defeatist attitude" provokes outrage.

Afghan star burns controversial dress

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:51
Singer burns skin-coloured outfit after criticism from religious figures.

Pigeon 'caught with backpack of drugs'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:17
A pocket holding 178 pills was strapped to the bird which was caught near the Iraq border - report.

Republican 'body slam' caught on Guardian reporter's tape

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:11
A Guardian reporter recorded the moment he was allegedly assaulted by a Republican candidate.

Read Bolshevik poet Mayakovsky, Russia advises US

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:48
US politicians should learn Russian from communist-era poems, a top Russian official says.

A classic revisited

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:16
It's fair to say they did not have the time of their lives watching ABC's reprise of the 1987 film.

Venezuela's violin protester shown outpouring of kindness

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:03
Musician Wuilly Arteaga receives offers to replace his instrument after it was broken in a protest.

Russian explorers find 'swamp' of Soviet money

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:39
Group finds a billion roubles in worthless banknotes at abandoned mine near Moscow.

Modern Family star berates body shaming

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:27
The actress had received comments on social media saying she looked "too skinny" in a recent photo.

Google AI defeats human Go champion

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:11
Chinese Go player Ke Jie has lost two games of Go to Google's artificial intelligence.

Indian woman 'forced to marry Pakistani at gunpoint' returns

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:08
Uzma crossed the border into India after a court in Islamabad granted her request to leave.

Tear gas and rubber bullets in Brazil

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 03:58
Troops will guard government buildings in Brazil after violence at protests against President Temer.

Homemade train

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 03:12
The Tejas Express has begun running between Mumbai and the tourist state of Goa.

Wedge-tailed eagle captured swooping on drone

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:27
The wedge-tailed eagle sent the drone crashing to the ground at a farm in Western Australia.

US Republican Greg Gianforte charged over Guardian reporter 'body slam'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 01:48
The Montana candidate faces misdemeanour assault charge over a clash with a Guardian journalist.

Bikram Choudhury: Judge issues arrest warrant against yoga founder

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 01:23
Bikram Choudhury failed to pay $6.5m to his former lawyer in a sexual harassment case.

Rocket Lab: New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 01:08
The test launch is a step towards sending small satellites into orbit for cheap on a frequent basis.

Imaginary creatures to light up Sydney Opera House

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 00:53
When the sun sets on Friday, thousands are tipped to line Sydney's harbour for stunning light shows.

South Korean soldier given suspended jail term for gay sex

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 00:20
The captain, who was not identified, collapsed after the ruling and was taken to hospital.

Manchester attack: May to tackle Trump over 'evidence' leaks

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:29
Theresa May is to "directly" address Donald Trump over latest intelligence leaks to the US media.

South China Sea: US warship sails close to disputed Mischief Reef

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:28
It's the first challenge to Beijing's claim to sovereignty over the waters since Trump took office.

Proud papa

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:55
Donald Trump is proposing the first, federal paid family leave law. How far does it go?

Nato and Trump

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:49
Nato leaders are playing down President Trump's first visit to the Brussels HQ.

Waiting for take-off

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:47
Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or even Belgium.

Islamabad to London

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:42
Pakistani officials investigate two incidents in which the drug was found on London-bound planes.

Sexual slavery

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:18
Last year Salama Ali uncovered a secret - that the al-Shabab militant group was seizing Kenyan woman and turning them into sex slaves.

President Lenin Moreno takes office in Ecuador

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:49
Lenin Moreno promises to continue the left-wing policies of his predecessor Rafael Correa.

Manchester attack: 'Fury' at US 'evidence' photos leak

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:13
The New York Times publishes photos it says show the scene of the bomb attack.

Venezuela student 'killed by National Guard'

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:08
Venezuela's top prosecutor says Juan Pablo Pernalete was hit in the chest by a tear gas canister.

Trump in Brussels for 'tough' Nato talks amid protests

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:34
The US president has previously criticised Nato members for not meeting spending targets.

Republican health bill to leave 23m uninsured

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:00
House Republicans were excoriated for passing the bill before the Congressional Budget Office score.

Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:03
Around 35,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Brasilia angry at alleged corruption.

UN criticises US peacekeeper cuts

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:34
Reports say Mr Trump hopes to cut up to $1bn in US contributions to the $7.9bn global peacekeeping fund.

White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:46
A former US treasury secretary says it is the "most egregious" mistake he has seen in four decades.

Endangered turtle set free in Florida

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:33
Antibiotics and vitamins helped the injured loggerhead sea turtle back to health in Marathon, in the Florida Keys.

Police officer dies in Jakarta suicide bombing

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:12
The suspected suicide attack took place near a bus station in the Kampung Melayu area, police say.

Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:55
The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars, a report suggests.

Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:48
People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information in Arabic and English.

Golf star Billy Horschel's wife reveals her alcoholism

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:31
Billy Horschel's wife Brittany said her husband had been her rock during her battle with the disease.

Iraq investigates alleged abuses by Mosul troops

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:29
A Der Spiegel journalist says he documented interior ministry troops abusing and killing detainees.

Macron ally Richard Ferrand under fire over property deal

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:11
Richard Ferrand faces allegations in the press as the new government prepares an anti-corruption bill.

New Saltire emoji arrives on Twitter

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:01
It joins new flags for Wales and England created after a campaign by Emojipedia and BBC Wales.

Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon Valley

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:52
The tennis player has been appointed to the board of SurveyMonkey and pledged to fight for diversity.

Ex-officer helps exonerate US prisoner after 24 years

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:14
"You know, time heals all wounds", Shaurn Thomas says as he leaves the Pennsylvania prison.

'Cultural bias'

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:53
Unlike other Commonwealth countries, the nation has never had a treaty with its indigenous peoples.

Landslide buries California's Pacific Coast Highway

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:41
A million tonnes of rock and dirt cover State Route 1, and officials do not know when it will reopen.

Democracy on trial?

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:53
The BBC's Karen Allen asks whether the treason charges faced by Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema are a sign that Zambia's reputation as a bastion of democracy is under threat.

Women in black

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:05
Mrs Trump wore a veil to the Vatican - but what are the rules for a meeting with a pope?

Messi's Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to stand

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:50
A Spanish court confirms a 21-month sentence, but the Barcelona footballer is unlikely to go to prison.

California quadriplegic student's mother gets honorary degree

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:24
"I always believed in him," said Judy O'Connor as she and her son celebrated their joint graduation.

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:52
A mission is under way to rescue about 200 people who fell from an overcrowded boat off Libya.

French Polynesia yacht wreck leads to drug problem

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:24
Islanders on tiny Pacific atoll may have helped themselves to burning boat's illicit cargo.

Family contests 101-year-old's wedding to former maid

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:59
The children of a Portuguese centenarian say his new wife - for decades his maid - is after his money.

Manchester attack: Bataclan survivor's message for Manchester

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:58
Father of two Serge Maestracci was at the Bataclan with friends on the night of the 2015 Paris attacks. He has this message of support for the people of Manchester.

Stalin's grandson who rejected dictator's name dies at 75

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:40
Russian theatre director Alexander Burdonsky, who was born Alexander Stalin, dies of cancer aged 75.

Mount Everest: Bodies of four climbers found in tent

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:45
A total of 10 climbers have died on the mountain so far this season.